Post trick-or-treating eats: Candy cupcakes


By Mandy Fayne

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

The big question after Halloween is what to do with all your leftover candy! My answer, bake Candy Cupcakes! I definitely do not want my family eating all the wonderfully delicious sweet cavity inducing candy at one time!

Your children can help measure, pour and stir, and even utilize their math skills counting and sorting M&M's. Halloween is not just about eating candy after all! Have fun trick-or-treating and then using the candy to bake these delicious cupcakes!

Chocolate Candy Cupcakes Recipe

1 package Devil's Food cake mix (you can easily swap vanilla cake mix and vanilla instant pudding mix if your family prefers vanilla)

1 4 oz serving size package instant chocolate pudding mix

4 eggs

¾ cup applesauce

1 cup 2 percent Greek Yogurt

1 tsp vanilla

Candy- whatever you want!

I used M&M's because they are colorful and they are my kids' favorite candy but I think any chocolate candy would taste decadent. Use your favorites - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Junior Mints, Snickers, Milky Way or Kit Kat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Fill muffin tin with baking cups.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, applesauce, yogurt, and vanilla.

  4. Stir until smooth.

  5. Add candy pieces.

  6. Pour batter into cupcake baking cups just a little over the top and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a fork test comes out clean.

What candy are you planning to use in your candy cupcakes?

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